Actor Shahid Kapoor who has collaborated with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj once again for ‘Rangoon’ recently said that he had a candid relationship with the director and it will be hard for him to say to no to his film.
The actor has previously worked with the director in ‘Kaminey’ and ‘Haider’.
"Vishal sir always bounces off ideas to me and then we discuss. He narrates the script, dialogues and talks about music. So it's like a process of sharing and it's like 'what do you think?' We have a candid relationship," Shahid told PTI.
He added, "It will really take a lot for me to not do a film with him. I would be surprised if he comes to me with something and I would say no to him for a film. I doubt that will happen."
Shahid said Bhardwaj had talked about "Rangoon" while they were working on "Haider", the director's last movie in his Shakespearean trilogy.
"When we were doing 'Haider', he had told me about this film. He wanted me to do it and I was happy that he considered me again. Because a filmmaker of his calibre can get bored of an actor as he has the best (actors) at his disposal. So when he comes back to me I feel very happy and privileged."
"Rangoon", a period war romance, will see Shahid team up with Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, another actor who got a major career boost with Bhardwaj's "Omkara".
When asked about his experience of working with Saif and Kangana, Shahid says, "When you work on a film you become very good friends with some actors and with some it's just a professional thing. With Saif it was very relaxing and easy and with Kangana it was strictly professional." Shahid says his character of Nawab Malik in the movie is his most heroic role ever.
"Nawab is the most heroic character in the film because of what he does in his duty towards his country. After playing a cocaine addict and a crazy rockstar (in 'Udta Punjab') this is a positive character. The soldiers will be seen with a lot of dignity and respect in the film."
Opening in theatres on February 24, the film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
(With PTI Inputs)